August 21, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

NEWS FROM TEAM PUNTA GORDA

Leukemia Society benefits from Pedal and Play More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, AUG. 21, 9 P.M. Doc Martin Season 1, Haemophobia Martin goes about his business, seeing patients for minor ear infections and whatnot, but for some reason they keep mentioning blood. More...

It’s hatching time at Gatorama

Patty Register’s backyard is not like yours. Hers is a pond filled with alligators and crocodiles. I walked with her along the side of her house, where she casually pointed to a door. That’s my utility room,” she said. More...

Kohl’s offers free helmet fittings

Kohl’s Kids Safety Program and Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida will be providing free helmet fitting inspections at Kohl’s stores from 10 a.m. to noon at the following locations: ¦ Friday, Aug. More...

We’re on the road again, and soon, survey says

Whether it's the trip back to college, a last-minute Labor Day escape or an end-of-summer getaway, Americans find that August is a great time to hit the road. More...

Daytona track testing to start one week later in January 2015

January testing at Daytona International Speedway will start a week later in 2015, track officials announced. More...

Special Sections

Business News

Lifecoaching

Pep talks on finances and career needed in the game of life

Bob Riley, Ph.D. and MBWA, really is a life coach, guiding his clients toward the best versions of themselves. But the alphabet soup is just a joke. Ph.D. More...

What can go wrong with a tech startup?

The cofounder of Blip.tv started having panic attacks walking down the street. Tony Hsieh snoozed six times one morning because he hated working at the company he had created. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Robert Rauschenberg's top secret moon mission

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THERE’S A MUSEUM ON THE moon. Most people aren’t aware of its existence, and even the astronauts who transported it there did so unknowingly. More...

Russian-born musician to perform National Anthem at Military Appreciation Night

When most people sing our national anthem, they can barely remember the words. When Katherine Alexandra sings it, she can hardly contain her excitement. More...

Real married couples star in new show at Theatre Conspiracy

Theatre Conspiracy presents “The Morning After the Night Before the Wedding” at the Foulds Theatre, Lee County Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. The show plays at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturdays, Aug. More...

Florida Weekly writer named Journalist of the Year

Florida Weekly staff writer Athena Ponushis has been named Journalist of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists in a statewide competition that included all newspapers, TV stations and magazines in Florida. More...

Goodbye, summer

This is an opinion about living, starting with a photograph my wife took on Sunday afternoon (“Goodbye, summer”), along with a question about your status: Are you the parent or relative of somebody under 18 who just stepped out of summer More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Local grant available for Charlotte County female veterans A local grant is now available for lowincome female veterans with schoolaged children residing in Charlotte County. More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Heron Creek Community Foundation calls for grant applications In the past three years, Heron Creek Community Foundation has granted almost $78,000 to qualified local charities exclusively for the benefit of North Port. More...

Goodwill’s Jean Devereaux Apartments open to provide help for the disabled

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida recently cut the ribbon on the Jean Devereaux Apartments. The housing for people with physical disabilities is located in North Fort Myers’ Palmona Park area. More...

Slide the rear window seamlessly on 2015 Ford F-150

When people see the all-new Ford F-150 for the first time, they tend to do two things: First, they tap their knuckles against the highstrength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body, and then they marvel at the pickup truck’s segment-first, seaml More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

27818 Arrowhead Circle, Punta Gorda

This home built in 2007 looks as good as new with four bedrooms, 2 ½ baths and numerous extras over two floors and 2,532 square feet — with a lake view to boot. More...

Future builders gain insight, connections

Three scholarship recipients of the Future Builders of America/Charlotte Technical Center Chapter, Dallas Frayley, Cody Peterson and Mike McGrain — with CTC Drafting Instructor Chuck Cantieny — attended the South East Builders Conference More...

Encore Bank Port Charlotte remodel underway

A remodel of Encore Bank’s Port Charlotte branch is now underway, with completion expected by mid-October. More...